Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

The Women's Room - Oct-24-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

More Legumes Cooking 102 - Oct-29-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Beans and other legumes contribute to good nutrition and are a good source of fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients. Other than non-starchy vegetables, they are one of the least glycemic sources of carbohydrates...

All About Spices and Herbs Cooking 101 - Oct-29-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Seasoning is the most important component of cooking a great meal. Spices and herbs are the mainstays in creating the perfect seasoning mix. Join us as we explore the differences between herbs and spices, what each is meant to do and how different combinations create the most wonderful alchemy...

Thanksgiving for Beginners - Nov-01-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Are you terrified at the prospect of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for all your relatives and friends? Well, fear no more!In this two-part hands-on class you'll learn how to plan, shop, and create a memorable holiday feast...

Our Programs Are Listed Below - Nov-02-2014 - Staff

We have listed our programs on the calendar under Sunday. We do not teach on Sundays. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon and evenings...

Grains Cooking 102 - Nov-05-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Grains are the foundation of our diet, yet, many of us are not familiar with how to prepare them properly. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening dedicated to preparing the best nature has to offer...

Chicken Chicken Chicken Cooking 101 - Nov-05-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the world of the humble chicken. From eggs to bird, learn all about the majesty of this wonderful bird including: how to buy, cut, store and prepare...

The Basics of Canning - Nov-06-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

There is no better way to preserve the wonderful flavors of our harvest than through canning. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd as she teaches you the proper way to prepare and can the magnificent bounty of our local farms...

Basic Knife Skills Cooking 101 - Nov-07-2014 - Staff

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Thanksgiving for Beginners - Nov-08-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Are you terrified at the prospect of cooking Thanksgiving dinner for all your relatives and friends? Well, fear no more!In this two-part hands-on class you'll learn how to plan, shop, and create a memorable holiday feast...

Cooking 101 The Series - Nov-09-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

Cooking 102 The Series - Nov-09-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. You've taken Cooking 101 and are ready to continue your education into the world of food. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well...

Mastering Technique The Series - Nov-09-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series.The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

The Mighty Egg Cooking 102 - Nov-12-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Did you know that parts of the Great Wall of China are held together by eggs? Yes, it is true egg whites were used along with straw and other items as mortar in ancient times...

The Earth's Bounty Vegetables and Fruit Cooking 101 - Nov-12-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Did you know that a healthy diet consists of 5-9 servings of vegetables and fruits a day? But, do you really know how to cook a rutabaga or brussel sprouts? Join us as we explore the earth's bounty and learn the how, when, why and where of vegetables and fruits...

Moles of Mexico - Nov-13-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Mole (MOH-lay) is one of the most revered and feared recipes from Mexico because of its complex flavors and its intimidating ingredients list. There are many varieties of mole, the most famous being from Puebla and Oaxaca...

Calzone and Stromboli the Stuffed Breads of Italy - Nov-13-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us for a morning of exploration into the world of Italy's stuffed breads, the Calzone and Stromboli. Calzones are turnovers that resemble an inside out pizza, while Strombolis are Italy's answer to a baked sandwich...

Last Minute Dinner Party - Nov-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Entertaining your friends and family doesn't have to be a nightmare. A few simple tricks, a little planning and help from our expert chef will put you on the way to party land...

Holiday Appetizers - Nov-15-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd knows what it's like to make 100's of appetizers in one sitting. Join her as she teaches you the secrets and tricks of making delectable appetizers that will put the WOW in your holiday celebration...

Nuts and Seeds Cooking 102 - Nov-19-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of protein, high in essential amino acids, healthy fats and provide much needed vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that may prevent cancer and heart disease...

Where's the Beef Cooking 101 - Nov-19-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join us as we explore the world of beef. No more guessing which cut to buy or which cooking method to use. Learn all about “grading”, what the different cuts are, cooking methods, when to buy, proper storing, and how much to buy...

The Women's Room - Nov-21-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

Class Recess Happy Thanksgiving - Nov-22-2014 - Staff

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